Seth Rollins is a heavy betting favorite as he prepares to defend his Universal Championship against Baron Corbin at Super ShowDown this Friday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
According to Sky Bet (h/t Ringside News), Rollins it the 1/9 betting favorite to defeat Corbin, while the latter only has 5/1 odds of winning. This alone is a strong indicator that The Architect will retain his championship against Corbin.
Of course, it remains unlikely that Rollins will remain as champion at the end of the night. Brock Lesnar said on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw that he'll cash in his Money in the Bank contract on Friday.
Unless he pulls off the ultimate surprise and challenges the winner between Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championships, Lesnar will cash in against Rollins and almost certainly defeat him to regain the Universal title.
Last week, Paul Heyman announced that Lesnar would be cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on this week's episode of Raw. Lesnar teased a cash-in numerous times throughout the night, but instead, he simply brutally attacked Rollins to send a message ahead of Friday.
Lesnar used a steel chair on Rollins and hit him with the F5, leaving the latter was "injured" in storyline. Rollins, accompanied by girlfriend Becky Lynch, was taken out on a stretcher and left in an ambulance. Despite the storyline injury, Rollins is indeed confirmed for an appearance at Super ShowDown.
Rollins defeated Lesnar in a monumental upset at WrestleMania 35 to become the new champion. He would retain the title over A.J. Styles at Money in the Bank. That same night, Lesnar made a surprise last-minute appearance in the men's ladder match to take the title before Ali could get his hands on it. Now, we await an inevitable Lesnar cash-in, where he'll most likely take the Universal Championship.
What This Means
It's no surprise that Rollins is the heavy favorite to defeat Corbin here. It seems like WWE wants to continue the Rollins-Lesnar feud, so having Corbin win the title wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. So The Architect will likely retain at Super ShowDown, but after that, he's likely only going to be champion for a few more moments - until Lesnar spoils the party.